Wednesday Sep 03

Holden Lane Pool, Sneyd Green

Holden Lane Pool, aka ‘The Swamp’ provides anglers with a good head of carp for its size. The water covers approximately four acres of water and sits nestled between the A53 on one side and Holden Lane School on the other. Although in an urban setting (can be a few litter & noise problems), the water is tree lined around most of its perimeter and quite sheltered.

The water is slightly off-square in shape with the deepest water at the North end, where anglers will find depths to approximately twelve-feet. The Southern bank provides the shallowest water with depths to around three feet. The gin clear water provides an excellent habitat and there is a large amount of natural food provided by the weed present throughout the summer months

The water contains an estimated twenty-five to thirty fish over the 20lb mark. The water has had several stockings of since 2005, the last saw approximately 350 carp between 1lb-20lb added. Regulars estimate the water holds around six fish over 25lb with the largest just over 27lb.

Fishing Controlled by Potteries Angling Society, Permits available from local tackle shops.